Reviews by GJBarnett2
Very uncharacteristic ...
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... of the body of Griffin's work, this volume picks up with the regular characters in the Presidential Agent series but seems to have been written more for laughs than any of his other works. In an afterward, he admits "... this story sounds like M.A.S.H." Often funny, but slow-paced and definitely off his usual mark. Lots of loose ends left for the next volume in this series. If there is one. According to his bio, Griffin enlisted in the Army in 1946 so he's now somewhere in his mid- to late-80's.
Lots of Better Stuff Out There
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Lots! Try Run Silent, Run Deep by Edward Beach or, for straight history, Clay Blair.
A Complete Waste Of Time
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Thoroughly Disappointing. "Just the facts, ma'am." Reads like a juvenile cowboy and indian novel. One reference in the last few pages to "political eye-gouging" but absolutely nothing about "why?" or the issues surrounding this event. No mention of published reports that Ambassador Stevens had repeatedly requested increases in security but had been denied. And the most preposterous of all!! ... words, sentences, are not infrequently blacked out as thought this were some redacted classified material including the models, calibres and magazine capacity of the small arms used by the participants in the shoot-out which are specified elsewhere in the text. COME ON!
Unbelievably Awful
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It took less than 5 minutes to put this on the short list of the very worst movies ever. Hard to believe how this unspeakable piece of trash ever got made.
Unexpected
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This is not just another beer 'n boobs Spring break romp. It quickly goes dark, then very dark. An unexpected morality tale that spotlights the connection between socially acceptable unrestrained and irresponsible Spring break behavior and the murderously psychopathic world of the "gangsta."